Photography and Art

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Landscapes of Africa

We went to Tanzania in the summer of 2010. I've published a lot of photographs from our trip, but nothing from my collection of African landscapes. Here are some of the better images of a most beautiful part of the world.

The Selous, in southern Tanzania, is dotted with lakes and wetlands. Here's a dead tree with its reflections.

Here's another image of the Selous. This sunset was taken from our small safari boat. The sun sets very rapidly in this part of the world.

We went on a morning hike from our camp in the Selous and had the benefit of a lovely sunrise lighting up the foliage.

This is one of my favourites. Again, it is a photo of a Selous sunset taken from our safari boat. I love the silhouette of the bird in the foreground. It is probably an egret of some sort, but it sure looks like a pterodactyl!

Another sunset, this time we're at the Ngorongoro Crater. I like the multi-layered look of the hills and the cloud.

The next morning, we awoke to find the mist spilling over the crater walls like a liquid.

Here's a typical Serengeti scene, with a solitary tree under sunbeams.

They were doing a controlled burn of the grasslands while we were camping in the Serengeti. The smoke combined with the setting sun to provide us with lots of nice colour.

Our tent looked right at the setting sun. We were sipping a nice glass of scotch while we watched the sun set beneath the branches of this tree.

Here's an early morning view of the Serengeti from a balloon, with our fellow travelers in the distance.

And finally a close-up of the other balloon as we traveled over this vast plain.

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